The identity of a person found last year in Somerset Township is still unknown.
This person's remains — a partial human skull — were found March 30 near Slickerman Drive by a person searching for deer antlers. Somerset County Coroner Cullen Swank said that Pennsylvania state police are awaiting DNA testing for part of the remains.
"There's a part of the body — with the skeleton — that you can send away with DNA," Swank said. "We are waiting to get that back."
The discovery prompted an investigation into the matter by a team from Mercyhurst University.
A report on the investigations was delivered to state police and the coroner's office in the summer. Swank said he had last met with state police in mid-December about the matter.
"We do have the report," Swank said. "There still is an active investigation going on with (state police).
"There's no report with identity."
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Swank said that the Mercyhurst report is not yet available for public view, but may be so in the coming months.
In a previous interview, Swank had said the individual who found the skull called state police after making the discovery. A team of approximately 25 people from Mercyhurst University arrived later that week to search the site and collect the remains.
In previous interviews, Swank also noted that the remains are believed to be a single individual and that they appear to have been there for "some time."
This article originally appeared on The Daily American: Identity of partial skull found in Somerset is still unknown